Göçmen Renkler: Sara Bilge Çağlar

Sara Bilge Caglar was born in Istanbul, Turkey, and she received her Master of Art Degree at the State University of New York.
Her paintings are in private collections in the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, Russia, Turkey, France, and the Czech Republic.
She has resided in Toronto, Canada, since 1987.
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“Sara is a Universalist, to be sure, but aspects of her Turkish cultural orientation are also visible –often to good advantage.
Her art is poetic; each painting is composed as a courageous poem. Sensuously she shapes her enchanting panoramas and her dramatic personae in vivid lines and effusive colors.
Caglar’s art exudes beauty. There are times when it provides glimpses of an imagined paradise.
Her work has also joy and melismatic sadness. Her birds, trees, mosques, vessels, shadow theatre characters, dancers, and flowers celebrate nature and life with an exuberance one rarely finds elsewhere in contemporary art.
Ultimately her work is unique, it captivates with visual strategies and psychological thrusts bearing her imprint.”

Talat S. Halman
Professor, New York University
Turkey’s former Minister of Culture
Turkey’s Ambassador for Cultural Affairs
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